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Our Genealogical Helper for New Hill ...

We have a couple of goals for our Gazetteer:

  • That it be a tool that can help us with planning our trips.
  • That it also helps us to understand the community in which our ancestors lived, the community that was part of their daily lives.

By learning about New Hill (and the surrounding area) during the time that our ancestors lived, we hope to have a better understanding of both their community and its relationship to their lifes. We hope that this tool helps to give us insight while doing our genealogical research.

As we add data and organize our Gazetteer to help with our family research, we will be adding to this, our Genealogical Helper for New Hill. While we don't have information that is specific to any given person or family, we intend to expand our understanding about where and how people lived.

It's still very early in our research, but as we gather more information it will be added to this page.

Newspapers Published in New Hill ...

An ongoing effort between the Library of Congress and the National Endowment for the Humanities (NEH) has resulted in the National Digital Newspaper Program (NDNP).

To share their results, the partnership has created the Chronicling America website. The goal of this partnership is to assemble a database about the current and historic newspapers of the United States. This includes a growing collection of scanned images from selected papers. All of it available to the public on their website.

Using information that we've taken from the Chronicling America website, we've identified 27 newspapers that have been published in the area around New Hill.

Although we're unaware of any newspapers that were published in the immediate area of New Hill, there are papers which were published within 6 miles [9.7 km]<1>. A list of those papers, sorted by paper name, can be found on the Extended Newspaper List for New Hill.

Cemeteries Near New Hill ...

Below are cemeteries that are in the vicinity of New Hill.

This is a new section and is likely to have errors. If you find an error, such as a missing cemetery or we have the wrong name, please let us know. If you know of them, we would also appreciate learning about previous or alternate names.

If you click on the [Map] that follows each cemetery's name, a new browser window will open with a Google map showing a satellite view of the area where the cemetery is located. We have tried to place the cemetery in the center of the map, but we're still working on our data and the map might not not be centered properly. If you don't see the cemetery right away, try zooming-in. Usually, but not always, you can see the outline of the cemetery and some of the headstones.

If you need information about a burial or interment, photos, transcripts, how to contact the cemetery or local authorities, please visit our selection of Genealogy Websites (see below).

If not found below, our Cemetery List for New Hill covers a larger area, with the cemeteries listed in alphabetical order.

Distance &
    Direction    
Name of Cemetery     Located In ...  
 
      Less than 2 miles  
  W Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Brighton Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  N Valhalla Cemetery [Map]      
 
      2 miles [3.2 km]  
  NW Union Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Joley Cemetery [Map]      
  NW Oakdale Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Highland Memorial Gardens [Map]      
 
      3 miles [4.8 km]  
  WSW Cedar Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Sadlers Cemetery [Map]      
  W Beth-El Cemetery [Map]      
 
      4 miles [6.4 km]  
  NNW Mason Cemetery [Map]      
 
      5 miles [8 km]  
  NE Grace Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Shadowlawn Memorial Park [Map]      
  NNE Oakland Cemetery [Map]      
  WNW Martin Luther King Junior Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
 
      6 miles [9.7 km]  
  SE Jefferson Garden of Memories [Map]      
  NE Elmwood Cemetery [Map]      
 
      7 miles [11.3 km]  
  SW Lincoln Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Fairington Cemetery [Map]      
  W Virginia Mines Cemetery [Map]      
  W Valley Creek Cemetery [Map]      
 
      8 miles [12.9 km]  
  N George Washington Memorial Gardens [Map]      
  SW Pine Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Lakeview Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Massey Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW Smithson Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Croft Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Emanuel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Knesses Israel Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Enon Ridge Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Fraternal Cemetery [Map]      
 
      9 miles [14.5 km]  
  WSW Adger Cemetery [Map]      
  SSW George Cemetery [Map]      
  NNW Village Falls Cemetery [Map]      
  S Ray Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Southern Heritage Cemetery [Map]      
  ENE Union Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NE Oak Hill Cemetery [Map]      
  NNE Roberts Cemetery [Map]      
 
      10 miles [16.1 km]  
  S Shiloh Missionary Baptist Church Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE David Lindsay Cemetery [Map]      
  SSE Cumberland Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Pelham Cemetery [Map]      
  SE Miller Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Old Acton Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bailey Cemetery [Map]      
  ESE Bryan Memorial Cemetery [Map]      
  N Crumley Chapel Cemetery [Map]      


       

Nearby Communities in 1895 ...

We've built the following list with information that came from an Atlas published by Rand McNally in 1895. The Atlas had details such as the population of the community (which appears to have come from the 1890 Census) and whether there was a post office and/or railroad service available. We also indicate if the community no longer exists and is now historic.<2>

While we didn't find New Hill in the Atlas, the following 1895 communities would have been found near the current location of New Hill.

These communities are listed based on their distance from New Hill, with the one closest to New Hill listed first.

Brickyard Junction   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Hill
 - Brickyard Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Sloss   [Map]
 - Located Less than 2 miles to the Southwest (SW) from New Hill
 - 1895 population of 265 people
 - Sloss had a post office and railroad service
 
Ware   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Hill
 - Ware had railroad service and no post office
 
Hillman   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the North Northeast (NNE) from New Hill
 - Hillman had railroad service and no post office
 
Blue Creek Junction   [Map]
 - Located 2 miles [3.2 km] to the West (W) from New Hill
 - Blue Creek Junction had railroad service and no post office
 
Oxmoor   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the East Northeast (ENE) from New Hill
 - 1895 population of 556 people
 - Oxmoor had a post office and railroad service
 
Duncan   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northeast (NE) from New Hill
 - Duncan had railroad service and no post office
 
Dolomite   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Hill
 - Dolomite had a post office and no railroad service
 
Collins   [Map]
 - Located 3 miles [4.8 km] to the Northwest (NW) from New Hill
 - Collins had railroad service and no post office
 
Old Jonesboro   [Map]
 - Located 4 miles [6.4 km] to the West Southwest (WSW) from New Hill
 - Old Jonesboro had railroad service and no post office

We've also created an expanded list of communities that existed in the 1890's and were located in the area around New Hill. The list can be found on our page for Communities Neighboring New Hill in the 1890's.

Neighboring Counties ...

When searching for family records, we have frequently made the mistake of not checking the neighboring counties.

For example, we have great-grandparents who lived in the northwest corner of their home county. During their lives, most doctors and hospitals were in the next county to the west. Almost all of the nearby churches and cemeteries were in the county to the north.

So when searching for records, we had our best success by looking in neighboring counties instead of the county in which they lived:  their home county contained property and probate records; the county to the west contained birth and death records; the county to the north contained their burial records. If we hadn't included the neighboring counties, we would have missed many valuable sources of information.

If you're in a similar situation, we hope that the following information helps.

New Hill is located in Jefferson County.

The following counties adjoin and form the boundaries of Jefferson County: Bibb, Blount, Saint Clair, Shelby, Tuscaloosa & Walker.

Below are the counties that are near New Hill. For each of these counties, we show a sample of those communities that are closest to New Hill:

  DirectionDistance
Jefferson     (The home county for New Hill)
      Lipscomb   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Roosevelt-Cairo Village   [Map]   N   Less than 2 miles
      Brighton   [Map]   NW   Less than 2 miles
      Midfield   [Map]   N   2 miles [3.2 km]
      New Village   [Map]   S   2 miles [3.2 km]
      Shannon   [Map]   E   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fairfield Village   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Fairfield   [Map]   N   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Dolomite   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Industrial City   [Map]   NW   3 miles [4.8 km]
      Bessemer   [Map]   SW   4 miles [6.4 km]
      Hueytown   [Map]   W   5 miles [8 km]
 
Bibb
      Green Pond   [Map]   SW   17 miles [27.4 km]
      Woodstock   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Eddings   [Map]   S   19 miles [30.6 km]
      North Bibb   [Map]   SW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Cane Creek - Historic   [Map]   S   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Nash Town - Historic   [Map]   S   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Blocton - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Bucktown - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Burmah - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Corinne - Historic   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      Italian Town   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
      West Blocton   [Map]   SW   23 miles [37 km]
 
Blount
      Dale - Historic   [Map]   NE   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Red Hill   [Map]   N   29 miles [46.7 km]
      County Line   [Map]   N   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Selfville   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Smoke Rise   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Dallas   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Remlap   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Hayden   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Locust Fork   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Blount Springs   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bangor   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Deavers   [Map]   NE   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Chilton
      Jemison   [Map]   S   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Thorsby   [Map]   S   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Coosa
      Aucheucaula - Historic   [Map]   SE   36 miles [57.9 km]
 
Cullman
      Arkadelphia   [Map]   N   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Baltimore - Historic   [Map]   N   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Colony   [Map]   N   36 miles [57.9 km]
      Bremen   [Map]   N   39 miles [62.8 km]
 
Saint Clair
      Woodland Village   [Map]   NE   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Moody   [Map]   NE   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Acmar   [Map]   NE   28 miles [45.1 km]
      Argo   [Map]   NE   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Margaret   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Turnbough Town   [Map]   NE   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cook's Springs   [Map]   E   32 miles [51.5 km]
      Springville   [Map]   NE   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Fountainrun - Historic   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Branchville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Odenville   [Map]   NE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Cropwell   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
 
Shelby
      Helena   [Map]   S   9 miles [14.5 km]
      Indian Springs Village   [Map]   E   10 miles [16.1 km]
      Inverness   [Map]   E   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Alabaster   [Map]   S   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Pelham   [Map]   SE   12 miles [19.3 km]
      Lake Purdy   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Meadowbrook   [Map]   E   13 miles [20.9 km]
      Brantleyville   [Map]   S   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Siluria   [Map]   SE   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Maylene   [Map]   S   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Saginaw   [Map]   SE   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Sawmill Town   [Map]   S   16 miles [25.7 km]
 
Talladega
      Logan Martin Dam   [Map]   E   33 miles [53.1 km]
      Childersburg   [Map]   E   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Talladega Springs   [Map]   SE   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Bon Air   [Map]   E   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Fayetteville   [Map]   SE   35 miles [56.3 km]
      Comerdale   [Map]   E   38 miles [61.2 km]
      Alpine   [Map]   E   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Oak Grove   [Map]   SE   39 miles [62.8 km]
      Gantts Quarry   [Map]   SE   40 miles [64.4 km]
 
Tuscaloosa
      Tannehill   [Map]   SW   14 miles [22.5 km]
      Lake View   [Map]   SW   15 miles [24.1 km]
      Abernant   [Map]   SW   18 miles [29 km]
      Bull City   [Map]   W   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Kellerman   [Map]   W   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Vance   [Map]   SW   25 miles [40.2 km]
      Brookwood   [Map]   SW   26 miles [41.8 km]
      Coaling   [Map]   SW   30 miles [48.3 km]
      Peterson   [Map]   SW   31 miles [49.9 km]
      Cottondale   [Map]   SW   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Holt   [Map]   W   34 miles [54.7 km]
      Wood Village   [Map]   W   35 miles [56.3 km]
 
Walker
      Quinton   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Twilley Town   [Map]   NW   19 miles [30.6 km]
      Reeds Ferry   [Map]   NW   20 miles [32.2 km]
      Burnwell   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Oakahalla   [Map]   NW   22 miles [35.4 km]
      Dora   [Map]   NW   23 miles [37 km]
      Sumiton   [Map]   N   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Barney   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Goodsprings   [Map]   NW   24 miles [38.6 km]
      Creel   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Empire   [Map]   N   27 miles [43.5 km]
      Cordova   [Map]   NW   27 miles [43.5 km]

For an expanded list of the communities that are closest to New Hill, see our County-by-County Page for New Hill.

Websites to Help With Your Genealogy Research ...

When we do our genealogical research, we like to start with the websites from Cyndi's List, FamilySearch, the UsGenWeb Project or Genealogy Trails. These professional and volunteer websites offer the information directly or else point to where you can find it. Their information is open to all and free to view - you should note that they might link to other websites which do charge.

To help you get started, the following links will take you to the pages that are relevant to New Hill:

These websites are specific to Alabama:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     USGenWeb     Genealogy Trails    

Website for the Alabama Department of Archives & History

Not to be confused with the official state website, we've found the Digital State Archives for Alabama to be a good source for additional links.

These pages are specific to Jefferson County:

Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Genealogy information for the nearby counties:

Bibb County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Blount County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Chilton County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Coosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Cullman County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Saint Clair County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Shelby County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Talladega County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Tuscaloosa County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    
Walker County:       Cyndi's List     Family Search     Genealogy Trails    

Cemetery Information and Directories for Alabama:

Cyndi's List:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson County
Cemetery Junction:     Directory for Alabama
FamilySearch.org:     Cemetery Wiki for Alabama
Find-A-Grave:     Home Page
Internment.net:     Cemeteries of Alabama,     of Jefferson County

Of Special Interest ...

The GenDisasters website specializes in newspaper articles about tragedies and disasters. While it makes interesting reading all by itself, it should be of special interest to genealogists and family historians looking for people who were either affected by or directly involved in such tragedies.

Disaster Stories from Alabama

Other Roadside Stops ...

Index of Cities, Towns and Villages for Alabama

About Jefferson County

About Alabama

Off-the-Road Links ...

Unfortunately, we don't know of a website for New Hill. If you can help, please contact us through our Feedback Page.

The official website for Jefferson County: www.jeffcointouch.com/

The official website for State of Alabama: www.alabama.gov/







Footnotes ...

<1>Our distances are not driving distances, but are calculated as a 'straight-line' (or point-to-point) distance beginning in New Hill. A straight line distance ignores obstructions like rivers, canyons, lakes, et cetera - it's truly a line drawn from Point A (ie- New Hill) to Point B.

Our distance measurements begin at a specific point in New Hill. The point that we are using is located at these GPS coordinates - Latitude: 33.4184, Longitude: -86.9219     [Map].   In this case, the coordinates for New Hill have been provided by the Geographic Names Information System (GNIS).

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<2>We use the term 'Historic' broadly and it generally means that the community no longer exists. However, it can also mean that the community might still exist, but was significantly larger or had a more 'official' existence in the past than it does now. Unfortunately our sources of data have proven to be unreliable. If you can provide us with more specific information about New Hill, please let us know so that we can improve our accuracy.

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For additional information, please visit our Glossary for New Hill.



 
 
 

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